DON’T JUST SIT, GO WORK IT OUT
Working out in chilled winters is rewarding. Of Course, it must be challenging too. But yes, nothing comes without hard work right? And you will have to take many precautions and stay warm while working out. Don’t let any weather change hinder your fitness schedule. Many people become more lazy as it gets cold outside. But, does your fitness habit get into hibernation? Don’t wait until spring to get back outside.
“Getting outside, even in the cold, allows us to reconnect with nature, break away from the digital and concrete world as well as boost focus and creativity,” says Eric Ridings, a personal trainer based in Chicago.
- Workout is rewarding
- Don’t let weather affected
Do not skip a workout!
Working out in winters has many benefits such as it helps to boost energy, and prevent weight gain during the time of year most people add some extra insulation. But make sure that when you are going out you need to stay warm and safe. You need to be mindful of what you are wearing during working out. Like try to avoid cotton based gym gears in winters as it soaks the sweat and eventually makes the body cold. Instead opt for some synthetic fibers such as polyester, nylon, and polypropylene which are designed to dry quickly. Make sure to add layers including windbreaker, or a heavyweight, waterproof jacket. It blocks cold air.
- Prepare for some extra insulation
- Avoid cotton based gym gear
Splash of colours
During winters opt for brighter colours. It’s definite that black is all time favourite but during winters it’s darker too and sometimes very foggy too, which leads to extremely less visibility. Poor visibility from rain, snow, or dark skies makes it tougher for others to see you. Especially when you workout outdoors or go on the road for running. You should be viable by wearing bright colours so that motorists or whomever you are sharing the road. Invest in reflective gears and colours. Cover your Fingers, ears, nose, and toes, as these are the most sensitive parts and it affects very fast. So for better prevention, wear headband and gloves or mittens. Woollen thick socks would be helpful too.
- Opt for bright colours
- Cover your sensitive parts
Start with warm up!
Before you start working out, make sure that you do warm up. warm-ups increase blood flow and temperature in the muscles to help decrease the risk of injuries. “When exercising in colder temperatures, you’re at increased risk for sprains and strains,” says Debi Pillarella, an Indiana-based personal trainer.
That is why starting with a good warm up session would be very helpful for you to be pumped up. You can start off with lunges and squats, arm swings, and push ups etc. Also, make sure that you drink ample amounts of water even during winter workout. While working out you definitely lose fluids through sweat. So make sure to drink water to prevent dehydration.
- Make sure to warm up
- Drink water properly